As a social worker it is Evita’s responsibility to always practice honesty and to not be associated with any dishonesty. It is also Envita’s responsibility to ensure that parents are doing their jobs and the children are safe within their current situation. Even if Evita may assume that reporting this information to the physician will do little good, it is still what is right especially when referring back to the Social work code of ethics. Evita has agreed to act in a certain professional standard as a social worker and she is not following these standards if she chooses to not be honest about the information regarding this situation. If Evita in fact recognizes that Eric has died from a different cause then SIDS, it is wrong for Evita to not go ahead and report this knowledge to the physician. It is unprofessional for Evita to allow the parents to disclose such critical information to her and then have them witness her essentially covering for them to the physician. As a social worker I feel you face many difficult situations where you may feel bad about making your client’s situation worse, but you always need to stay professional and be able to maintain your agreement to the code of
You did a great job. You are acting as an advocate for the patient for their interest. We must support the rights of patients who are unable to advocate for themselves .We are facing lot of ethical problems in our workplace. Nurses must take a decision in Ethical dilemmas. These decisions affected by so many factors, including principles learned in school and nurses personal beliefs, and values. It is important that all healthcare professionals value and support their peers who have the courage to stand up and speak out against unethical behavior even when others are silent or differ in opinion. Ethical dilemmas in practice arise when one feels drawn both to do and not to do the same thing.
The article changed my way of thinking as it increases my understating why I need to maintain professional boundaries by keeping the conversation focused on the patient, provide care and support as a nurse, rather than a friend while keeping strict professional limits
The career of nursing is more than just healing the sick. Nursing often causes nurses to face moral and ethical dilemmas. “Ethics refers to principles of right and wrong behaviors, beliefs, and values (Zerwekh & Garneau, 2015, p. 420).” When new graduate nurses begin their careers the first twelve months are a great time to gain a better understanding of personal beliefs and how they can affect patient care. Nursing is a highly respected profession and patients will seek advice from nurses. Therefore, nurses should learn how to react to situations that may not align completely with their own personal moral or ethical beliefs.
Every field of occupation requires each position to operate under a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. Depending on the work that is to be completed, sometimes, delegating certain tasks to those who are well-trained and competent to finish it plays a major role ensuring what needs to get done is completed. In the nursing field, registered nurses are tasked with many responsibilities that need to be finished in order to guarantee that patients are getting the quality care they need and are healing effectively. Part of the responsibilities of a nurse is to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). In order to properly delegate tasks to these workers, the registered nurse needs to follow the five rights of delegation provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) (n.d.): (a) right task, (b) right circumstance, (c) right person, (d)
The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs. It provides a systematic way to convey patient information, which is essential during high-stress situations. In a stress situation, taking responsibility to prevent human errors. As ANA code of
Confidentiality is an ethical value that remains deeply rooted in the nursing profession and has always been the cornerstone of the nurse-patient relationship. Since the days as nursing students, we were constantly reminded of the significance in maintaining patient’s confidentiality.
This type of disclosure is an organizational violation, but could also lead to legal ramifications as well. Incidental disclosure of protected health information is not considered to be a “violation of the HIPAA medical privacy regulation provided the covered entity has applied reasonable safeguards” (Hatton, 2003) to help prevent them. This error also has the potential to cause distrust in the patient that the nurse is transporting, causing them to lose faith in the company. The nurse stopped Sue in the hallway (a public space), while transporting another patient, to tell Sue that there was an issue. The nurse made no attempt to keep the issue private and rattled of the details in front of the escorted patient, even though the situation was not an emergency or life threatening. This, in turn, lead to the incidental disclosure of Joseph Stevens’ health information. To help prevent this mistake in the future, Sue and the compliance officer should work together to institute training that educates employees on incidental disclosure and how to minimize the occurrence.
Florence Nightingale has impacted my nursing practice. She came into a hospital setting that had low standards and the environment had caused more problems for the patients than the war. She made efforts to clean up the facilities. She kept records of the changes and was able to show that a more aseptic environment was crucial to the healing process. This is something that I use in my daily tasks as a nurse. I wash my hands regularly, keep my patient’s rooms clean and organized and make sure that my patients have baths daily to prevent infections.
and Michael Q., I strongly believe that Nurse L. was not acting immorally or unprofessionally. I agree with Immanuel Kant’s summarization, “All lies, including those told out of altruistic motives, are wrong.” Michael’s oncologist withheld crucial medical information and alternative treatment options. Had Michael not known about at all his options, his circumstances could have turned out extremely different. Unless Michael had the inability to make his own rational decisions or there was no one to assist him in making the decisions for him where he could not, there were no reasons for the oncologist to withhold information and make the final decision that treatment was the best option for
It was about 3-5-45 minutes into the shift before we received hand off report. After about 8 minutes of waiting to get report on the rest of her patients, my nurse went ahead and started to see patients. When it was time to do hand off report, a tech came to deliver a message to the nurse. The message was from one of her patient’s daughters asking the nurse to please call her before the doctor sees her mom because she had some questions. The nurse promptly said she didn’t have time for that, and would not be calling. The tech asked if she wanted the name and number of the patient’s daughter and the nurse said: “I don’t care, I
The role that I played in the group was a patient who has a mental health disorder and I didn’t want his mother to know about the illness, as a front it seemed as though we had a close relationship. When my mother leaves the room I asked the nurse to keep my illness confidential as she does not really understand it. As a group we all decided that it is best for the patient’s notes to be filed in the nurse’s station due to issues surrounding confidentiality and privacy. As a group we chose to show a clinical scenario which started off with a role play and ended with a debrief discussion which also incorporated the Australian nursing and midwifery code of ethics (2008) and the competency standards for registered nurses which explained where an ethical breach had been made.
In the generation of technology and innovation, the creation of social mediaattract a vast number of people world wide. Aside from the basic necessities of living it may also considered as one of the most important belonging of an individual in this day and age. Primarily because of its accessibility to communication, information, education, and entertainment.
Social media was created two decades ago and has developed a lot since 1997 when it had first made an appearance in the world. Before social media many people did not have a way to communicate or interact with others using electronics, everything was verbal or written. When social media first made a blogging page it became a hit as told by Small Business Trends, “In 1999, the first blogging sites became popular, creating a social media sensation that is still popular today.” Social media has made an impact in many people’s lives throughout the years. After blogging was invented, social media exploded with popularity. Social media has made its way up with new development and although it helps us stay connected with others and helps us make new
An event that was significant to me throughout clinical placement was when I forgot to introduce myself to a visually impaired client.